Kingsport Times News Thursday, August 28, 2014
State lawmaker calls Haslam 'traitor' to GOP

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State lawmaker calls Haslam 'traitor' to GOP

August 27th, 2014 11:27 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker called Gov. Bill Haslam a "traitor to the party" over what he called efforts by a political action committee run by supporters to defeat opponents of Common Core education standards.

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Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; retailers fall

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; retailers fall

August 28th, 2014 5:31 pm by Associated Press

U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs.

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Charges against Tennessee gun rights advocate dismissed

Charges against Tennessee gun rights advocate dismissed

August 28th, 2014 5:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer.

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Advocates urge governor to expand Medicaid

Advocates urge governor to expand Medicaid

August 28th, 2014 3:53 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee NAACP President Gloria Sweet-Love says her group wrote the governor about two weeks ago and will hold events throughout the year to draw attention to the issue.

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Lawmakers call for hearing on new history course

Lawmakers call for hearing on new history course

August 28th, 2014 2:50 pm by Associated Press

The Associated Press reports that the lawmakers wrote a joint letter to the board questioning whether the course "emphasizes negative aspects while omitting or minimizing the positive" aspects of American history.

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

August 28th, 2014 11:59 am by DALTON BENNETT, Associated Press; RAF CASERT, Associated Press

Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

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Dad acquitted in slaying of drunken driver who killed sons

Dad acquitted in slaying of drunken driver who killed sons

August 27th, 2014 8:00 pm by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

David Barajas cried after the verdict was read and he hugged his wife, Cindy, who was also crying. He could have been sentenced to up to life in prison, if he had been convicted.

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Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games come of age as spectator sport

August 27th, 2014 6:10 pm by Associated Press

Twitch's 55 million monthly users viewed over 15 billion minutes of content on the service in July, making Twitch.tv one of the world's biggest sources of Internet traffic.

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Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

August 27th, 2014 5:29 pm by Associated Press

Even in a daylong sideways drift, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to eke out its third record close in three days. U.S. stocks ended essentially flat on Wednesday after spending much of the day wavering between tiny gains and losses.

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AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

August 27th, 2014 4:28 pm by DAN PERRY, Associated Press

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces bristling from people who sense that Hamas controlled events and could not have its grip loosened on the Gaza Strip, which it seized by force from the Palestinian Authority in 2007.

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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (video included)

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (video included)

August 27th, 2014 2:50 pm by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

"All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.

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